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  • Change In Language

    Outside of linguistics how spoken language is used is a topic that insights vigorous debate amongst peers, different generations and can affect ones chances for employment. What fails to be acknowledged is the need for language change over the course of time and environment. There was an era in Greek poetry when they were looking to the past for poetic structure in order to relay the importance of history in their culture. Then the formation of Koine Greek was imperative to the growth of the…

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  • The Importance Of Language Awareness In Human Development

    account for L2 development? Is it necessary? Can it hinder fluency? The controversy involving explicit and implicit learning boosts many studies in SLA field. Some researches (e.g. Krashen, 1981; Paradis, 1994) do not see much contribution of explicit grammar teaching in L2 development, whereas others (R. Ellis, 1994) argue that explicit knowledge accelerates form-meaning mapping and helps to attain certain types of knowledge, such as academic or professional speaking and writing, that are not…

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  • Our Semi-Illiterate Youth? Not So Fast Analysis

    instantly qualify an individual as being lazy, illiterate, or unintelligent? One of the major misconceptions about technology is that it distracts individuals from actually learning. That the use of social media is creating a generation of users who lack grammar or proper sentence structure. In her article “Our Semi-Literate Youth? Not So Fast?” Andrea Lunsford sheds some understanding of why these misconceptions exist. Through years of intense research, she ultimately concludes that technology…

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  • Personal Narratives: Living Between Two Worlds

    I was sent to a K to 8 Chinese immersion school where we were rigorously taught how to write and speak Chinese properly. As a result of this, I had to put in a lot of time to study and practice Cantonese and English. We also started learning Mandarin at the sixth grade, so as a result my Mandarin pronunciations aren’t as good as my Cantonese pronunciations. But I will be using Mandarin for this study since it is more well known. By the time middle school rolled around, I had no problem…

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  • Zhang Guruo's Theory Of Zhang Guruo

    Abstract: Zhang Guruo lists few systematic theories on translation; however, he has unique insight into translation. From four aspects his views will be illustrated in this paper: on faithfulness; on idiomaticness; on notes; on readers. On faithfulness, Zhang’s view is that “the content is like the matter and substance while the form like the words and expression. ” He has been in pursuit of idiomaticness for all his life. From the perspective of translation, he advances translating idiomatic…

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  • Isaac's Writing: Focus, Content, Organization, Style, And Conventions

    However, when he writes on his own, his writing lacks meaning, correct use of grammar, organization and a good sequential order. As shown in his writing assessment, he is unable to write more than one paragraph and struggles to write one paragraph independently due to his struggles to come up with ideas and construct complete sentences. He needs to work on grammar, detail, organization, transitions and elaboration in his writings. For example, the writing assessment asked…

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  • Inclusive Language Definition

    about someone that is wrong and can cause a lot of misunderstanding. This will also help to eliminate judgements, not only when speaking but also when thinking. Some would disagree in saying inclusive speech is a form of prescriptive grammar. Prescriptive grammar is when one group of people tells another what proper speech is. By doing so, they are not promoting the goals of a liberal arts education because they are telling someone how to speak. If people are being told how to speak…

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  • Reading And Writing Reflection

    Improvement of My Own Reading and Writing What difficulties I had with my reading and writing at the beginning of English 1010? Was I happy with my reading and writing skills? The answer is definitely not pleasing because I had a lot of problems, such as unclear thesis, unorganized paragraphs, incorrect use of MLA style, poor mechanics, confusing ideas, vague pronouns, and wordiness. English 1010 has helped me utilize my mistakes through the assignments and practices I did in this course.…

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  • Peer Mentor Reflection

    to the classroom and should change the social context in which students learn (87). With each writer, I was able to turn their grammatical mistakes into a teaching opportunity because there was a pattern, but each writer had their own issues with grammar that they struggled with. The writing center afforded me the opportunity to address their issues and make them a better writer in the English language. It wasn’t enough to just correct the mistakes, but notice that they all stemmed from a…

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  • Interlanguagepragatics And Pragmatic Competence

    2.1. InterlanguagePragmatics and Pragmatic Competence 2.1.1. Definition of pragmatics and interlanguage pragmatics In his work, Yule (1997) explains that pragmatics is “the study of the relationships between linguistic forms and the users of those forms”. He details that studying pragmatics allows learners to “talk about people’s intended meanings, their assumptions, their purposes or goals, and the kind of actions that they are performing when they speak”. In other words, it’s about how people…

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